BBC announces British Airways pilot on FridayThis morning Turn to the train station in Shannon. She wanted to know if there was any military exercise in the area because she noticed "an object moving fast".
The air traffic controller promised that no physical activity would be carried out in this area.
A pilot flying from Montreal, Canada to Heathrow Airport, said he spotted a bright light object that appeared on the left side of the plane and then "quickly moved north."
The woman wanted to know what might be, but he promised that the goal was not the threat of a collision.
The pilot of Virgin Airlines also believed that he saw an unusual phenomenon and thought it could be a meteor or another object that crossed the Earth's atmosphere. He said he noticed "some objects that resembled the same path" and that they were very clear. Pilates said he saw "two bright objects" on the right side of the plane, which increased speed.
Another pilot said that the object or objects were moving at "astronomical speed".
what could it be?
Apostolos Christou, the observatory of Armag and astronomer Planetarium, said it was probably space dust that crossed the earth's atmosphere at very high speeds.
"No doubt it was the falling star," he said. – Eyewitnesses said they saw very bright lights, so I think the target or the objects were quite large. I can not say exactly, but from the description of the pilots, cosmic dust or stones could have been the size of a walnut or an apple. "
The astronomer said that in November, such phenomena occur frequently. It is estimated that every year 40,000 tons of cosmic dust comes to the surface of the earth.
The Irish Aviation Administration (IAA) is investigating this unusual phenomenon.
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